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Scientific Name Pterocryptis subrisa  Ng, Lalramliana & Lalronunga, 2018
Common Name
Type Locality India: Mizoram, Saiha District, Maisa River in the vicinity of Maisa,22°17'50"N 92°55'3"E.
Pronunciation Terr oh krip tiss - sub ree saa.
Etymology The generic name comes from the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and kryptos, meaning hidden; in reference to the small dorsal fin. The specific epithet is the perfect passive participle of the Latin verb subrideo, meaning to smile. The name is used in allusion to the longer supralabial fold in this species, which vaguely resembles a smiling countenance.
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Identification Catfishes of the genus Pterocryptis Peters, 1861, are medium sized members of the Siluridae usually found in fast flowing mountain streams throughout India, southern China and Southeast Asia. Pterocryptis had been considered a junior synonym of Silurus Linnaeus, 1758, until its rediagnosis by Bornbusch (1991). There are 16 nominal species of Pterocryptis (Ng & Freyhof, 2001). They can be distinguished from other siluroids by having a small dorsal fin,upper jaw longer than lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distnct notch between them.
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Distribution This species is known from the Kaladan River drainage in southern Mizoram.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Kaladan (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa 4500 (1): 126–134.
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Last Update 2018 Oct 17 03:59 (species record created: 2018 Oct 15 22:38)